Jump, I'll Catch You!

by  Cy Young

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

This wacky comedy is about two people who meet on a bus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and discover they've both had out of body experiences. Bennie survived the car crash that killed his family; Merriam attempted suicide. As their relationship develops, Merriam's neurotic tendencies surface and Bennie's unflappable cheerfulness drives her bananas.

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Jump, I'll Catch You!

by  Cy Young

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This wacky comedy is about two people who meet on a bus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and discover they've both had out of body experiences. Bennie survived the car crash that killed his family; Merriam attempted suicide. As their relationship develops, Merriam's neurotic tendencies surface and Bennie's unflappable cheerfulness drives her bananas. She realizes that he is not over his tragedy and she leaves. They meet a month later on the bus. When it arrives at Bennie's stop, the cemetery, he decides to stay on the bus with Merriam.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A bus, apartment, chili joint, bowling alley.

Casting

1m, 1f

MERRIAM
BENNIE

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Authors

Cy Young

CY YOUNG Mr. Young began his professional career as a member of the Meryl Abbot Dancers at the Empire Room of Chicago's Palmer House. After a year on the road dancing the “Steam Heat” number in Pajama Game, he repeated the performance in the New York City Center production. He appeared Off-Broadway in The Boyfriend ...

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Jump, I'll Catch You! premeired at Riverwest Theatre in New York City in 1984. It was directed by Loukas Skipitaris.

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